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  • Jails struggle as makeshift asylums

    CHICAGO – Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Cary Board to discuss Pedcor project ... again

    CARY – The Cary Village Board this week could have a change of heart on the proposed 60-unit apartment complex at First and Pearl Streets.
    July 13, 2014 - 7:27 am
  • Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Theodore Roosevelt’s love of the country’s untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • What the military did while Benghazi post burned

    WASHINGTON – One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn’t do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • New law to help Illinois students with dyslexia

    CHICAGO – A new Illinois law aims to help dyslexic students by training educators on how to better identify and teach young people with the learning d ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Ill. Treasurer’s interns had political connections

    CHICAGO – Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office has offered paid internships to multiple young people with connections to influential politicians ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Improvements, equipment purchases get OK in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – Security cameras, parking lot improvements and streetscaping along Johnsburg Road are some of expenditures the village of Johnsburg has li ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Stage set for final reviews of development ordinance

    Next Tuesday’s meeting of the McHenry County Board will get the ball rolling for the final review and vote on the proposed Unified Development Ordinan ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:44 am
  • Kirk demands background checks on immigrant kids

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.
    July 11, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • County taps Hartman as deputy administrator

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County government has tapped a familiar local face to take over as its second in command.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • McHenry County Board committee nixes slew of advisory referendums

    WOODSTOCK – Three advisory referendums proposed by a local state lawmaker and a longtime anti-township activist were squashed by a McHenry County Boar ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Border surge overwhelming, officials tell Congress

    WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s abilit ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • State lags in hiring to oversee ‘fracking’ accord

    CHICAGO – More than a year after a much-lauded compromise paved the way for high-volume oil and gas extraction in Illinois, the agency in charge of ov ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois sends schools checks on time, a rare move

    CHICAGO – Illinois schools have received promised grant payments from the state on time for the first time since 2007 – but in another sign of the sta ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:09 pm
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